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Ethiopian Necklace Telsum Africa

$49.00
Product #: 128797
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Title Ethiopian Necklace Telsum Africa
Materials Silver (unknown metal content), glass, and resin/plastic.
Made In Ethiopia
Approximate Age 20th century telsum and beads
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Object Size 3-16 mm diameter.
Necklace Length 18 inches. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19mm diameter).
Pendant Size .75- 2 x .75- 1.5 inches


Additional information: Ethiopia is home to one of the oldest continuous Christian traditions in the world, and Ethiopian silversmiths produce religious jewelry as an expression of that tradition. Star of David pendants are worn around the neck and emphasize the relationship of Christian Ethiopians to Israel, King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.


 


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